SMS prayer reminders

MUSLIMS in Malaysia will be able to receive personal reminders to conduct daily prayers (solat) soon. The reminder, which will be sent via short messaging system (SMS), will be available from today. The solat reminder service, made available by Connection Fidelity Sdn Bhd, a mobile data company specialising in short messaging service and multimedia content, […]

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MMS pricing worldwide

Telephony Online has a wicked graph, I think via Informa, showing the average price of MMS and the ratio between MMS/SMS.  Check it out here:

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Texting is killing Comedy

"I can tell a new joke on stage one night and get a huge laugh," whines Stan, "But all it takes is for someone in the audience to text it to their mates and it spreads so quickly that the very next night you only get a little ripple." Saw this on The Inquirer site, […]

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Pay your Christchurch, NZ parking by text

Christchurch City Council is planning to introduce some uber-sexy parking meters that may well accept payment via texting.  Very smart. I’ve yet to come across this myself — it would be far more convenient than arsing around with coins. Bring it on, I say. More: Here

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Blue Frog Mobile launches text-to-screen for US TV companies

SEATTLE, Jan. 23 — Leading mobile entertainment provider, Blue Frog Mobile, announced today the launch of its innovative txtv service. The first service of its kind in the United States, txtv allows television viewers to send text messages directly to their TV screens. txtv broadcast partners share in messaging revenue. txtv has been successfully tested […]

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Eurotel trounces T-mobile in Czech Mobile Market

Nice one Eurotel.  They signed up another 282,000 customers in the last year — they now have 4.68 million customers in total, putting them back in the number one spot over T-Mobile… so reports the Prague Daily Monitor here:

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Malaysians still mad-for-it with SMS

Edwin Yapp and H. Amir Khalid at TechCentral have written an analysis of SMS use in Malaysia.  Malaysians still prefer the short message service (SMS) over the more advanced mobile communication services that are available in the market. There’s a lot more: Here

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SMS and search results, Google, Vazu

Gary Price over at Search Engine Watch blog has posted a note commenting on the Google Toolbar 4 beta ‘send to SMS’ function.  He points out that the service only works for US numbers.. something I missed when I looked at it last time.  Bit of an arse that for anyone outside of America.  Gary […]

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Text the cricket umpire during the match!

Australia’s The Age publishes a story tomorrow (well, it has tomorrow’s date on it) suggesting that Cricketing Authorities introduce the ability for fans having trouble with annoying "anti-social" members of the match crowd.  Very good idea, I reckon. In the light of these events, having seen visiting players insulted, cricket lovers frustrated and paying customers […]

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SMS spurs a new advertising revolution in India posted an article today about SMS marketing and advertising.  SMS has undoubtedly emerged as the new marketing tool in Bollywood and of couse for our television news channels. Similar to the SMS beeps you might get from a restaurateur informing you about a discount scheme, or a disco declaring its forthcoming event, do not […]

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